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Video: Plumber used Twitter to reveal wife's affair

Published 15/06/2011 | 14:33

A plumber used a host of websites to expose graphic details about his wife's ''deceitful'' affair with her multimillionaire boss, a court heard today.

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Ian Puddick, 41, blogged and posted videos online in a campaign of harassment which left "most of the country" aware of his wife's 10-year relationship with insurance firm director Timothy Haynes, it was claimed.

Mr Haynes told magistrates that both he and his wife needed counselling after the "embarrassment and shame" of neighbours and colleagues receiving texts and phone calls.

"I think most of the country - thanks to the internet - is aware I had an affair," Mr Haynes, who lost his job as a result of the relationship, said.

Mr Haynes, from Billingshurst, West Sussex, admitted he had been "deceitful" but said Puddick should have taken up his anger with him alone.

His affair with Leena Puddick, which gathered pace after they slept together at a Christmas party in 2002, was exposed after her husband read a text message on her mobile phone in 2009.

The court heard details of emails and text messages that Mr Haynes had sent her in previous years.

One text found on her mobile phone said: "Where do you want to have sex next - in the office, al fresco, at the flat, or all three? You greedy girl."

Other messages said that she was "incredibly sensual" and that she was "lovely and the most desirable girl in the world".

After the affair ended, he sent another message saying "giving you pleasure is a great feeling for me".

Another message detailed how Mrs Puddick was "reassuringly expensive" because of her expensive taste in champagne.

Mr Haynes, who was investigated by his employer, Guy Carpenter, for his expenses claim, said he paid for the champagne out of his own pocket.

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